Francesca & Keith's Wedding at Botleys Mansion in Chertsey

It was nice weather for an october morning, I arrived at Botleys to photograph Francesca. She was relaxed and giggling a lot with her friends which made taking the photos that much more fun. Shortly after Keith arrived, I found him with the groomsman at the opposite end of the mansion. It was great to be able to go between the two rooms capturing moments. What became clear to me about Keith while I was photographing him is he is all about friends and family, always putting others first, making sure people are happy and looked after. He really is a gentleman. I loved photographing Francesca in the moments after she put her wedding dress on. Seeing her dads reaction was wonderful.

I then went off to photograph Keith at the church as he waited for Francesca. It was a wonderful service, a packed church with friends and family. The vicker was lovely and had some great jokes up her sleave . Back at Botleys the evening celebrations began. I particularly enjoyed documenting the speeches. I recorded them, and eventually created a Still Film which I always feel really helps to get one back to the essence of the day. I will not forget being invited around to Francesca and Keith’s house to view it with them on there sofa. There were tears and I remember feeling like what I do is so much more then a job! Anyway back to the final part of the day, The first dance, I saw something unfold in the middle of it that I loved. It was a lovely moment where Francesca's Grandma is stood watching the dance while holding both her daughters hands, the look on her face says it all. As I look back on their day almost a year later I am reminded of how much I like Keith and Francesca. I do hope they will stay in touch.

"John shot our wedding beautifully. He was friendly, thoughtful and professional throughout the entire process. He is a really personable guy who was passionate about ensuring we had the best day and capturing those special moments.
Both myself and my wife are not the most photogenic people and John really understood our needs and absolutely delivered the best experience for us.
The photo's he took were stunning, beautiful and captured the essence of the day perfectly. We are delighted with the outcome!
Our guests were also blown away by how friendly and genuine John was on the day and all commented on how unobtrusive his style was and how much of a pleasant guy he is.
The contact before and after our wedding was first class and the show reel he produced for us was unbelievable beautiful and reduced everyone to tears that we have shown it to. Our album was also constructed beautifully and a very high quality finish.
I would highly recommend John to anyone and will absolutely use him again for our special occasions.
John is one those rare people who you actually connect with and really understands how to capture your special day, top guy!"

- Francesca & Keith